ASCO International

Approximately 32% of ASCO’s nearly 45,000 members reside outside the United States, representing a global community of cancer care providers. ASCO International connects these members, organizations, and countries through a large and expanding portfolio of international oncology workshops and award opportunities.

The ultimate goal of ASCO International is to optimize care for every patient with cancer in the world. To achieve this goal, ASCO counts on its volunteers to coordinate activities, serve as mentors, and travel worldwide to teach courses on such topics as palliative care, clinical trials, and multidisciplinary cancer management. The following articles capture the stories of volunteers and ASCO International’s efforts around the globe. To get involved or to write an article, contact

Feb 08, 2023
ASCO is closely monitoring the situation in Turkey and Syria as a dire humanitarian crisis unfolds in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck the region on Monday, February 6.
Nov 28, 2022
In alignment with ASCO’s strategic goal of making a global impact, the Board of Directors elected to expand free membership for physicians from lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank.
Nov 07, 2022
Volunteers from low- and middle-income countries bring essential perspective and experience to ASCO’s global mission, shares Dr. Catherine K. Mwaba.
Oct 27, 2022
For the past 3 years, ASCO has been convening regional councils in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Oct 20, 2022
ASCO and the Korean Society of Medical Oncology (KSMO) held their fourth Joint Symposium in September 2022, with discussions on precision medicine in rare cancers and hereditary cancer.
Sep 22, 2022
ASCO has convened the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Council to help the Society address the specific needs and unique challenges faced by oncology professionals in the region.
Mar 08, 2022
Dr. Jatho, Dr. Kibudde, and Dr. Orem discuss how the basic components of cancer control are inadequate in Uganda, similar to other sub-Saharan African countries, where survival remains lower than in all other low-income countries.
Jan 14, 2022
Dr. Roselle De Guzman reflects on bringing ASCO’s Leadership Development Program to the Asia Pacific region.
Nov 22, 2021
The International Cancer Corps (ICC) is now inviting proposals for participation from medical institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Latin America region. 
Nov 03, 2021
The program will adapt leadership training and experiences to the Asia Pacific context.